This Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Recipe is one of the best spring desserts, and not only. With its tangy-sweet taste and every mouthful an explosion of flavors and deliciousness, this sweet delight is worth trying at least once in your life.
The recipe is simple. You can prepare it either in small baking dishes or double it and transfer it into a bigger baking dish.
This apple and rhubarb crumble recipe was born in the capital of Wales
Every time I make this apple and rhubarb crumble, I think of Cardiff – a beautiful, vibrant city and the capital of Wales (country within the United Kingdom).
Cardiff is a city full of life, positive energy, and good vibes. To say I liked it, would be an understatement. I utterly fell in love with the capital of Wales and it remains close to my heart ’till this day.
When I visited it, people were singing and dancing on the night streets; live music played in the distance, and the architecture seemed to invite every curious eye.
What impressed me the most was the maze of arcades within the city, which was magical. You could wander through those arcades over and over again and every time notice something new.
I remember it was a cold and windy day at the beginning of February. And after a long walk around, we stopped in Cardiff Bay at Bill’s restaurant to warm ourselves and eat something sweet.
And that was the place where we ate the most delicious apple and rhubarb crumble with vanilla sauce. It was love at first taste, I tell you. So, I swore to come up with a similar recipe myself and share it on my blog.
Read on to discover my version of apple and rhubarb crumble.
How to cook rhubarb and apple crumble with ground almonds: step by step guide.
As I said before, this apple and rhubarb crumble recipe is easy to make.
Step 1. Start with preparing the ingredients.
You can either peel off the rhubarb skin or not. It’s completely at your preference. I usually peel off its skin as I believe it has a softer texture this way. However, keep in mind that if the rhubarb is fresh and young, it doesn’t necessarily need peeling.
After you washed and peeled the rhubarb, chop it into small pieces.
Next, come the apples. Cut each apple in half, remove the cores, and peel off the skins with the help of a vegetable peeler. Then cut them into small pieces as well.
Step 2. Add the spices – cinnamon and ginger.
Fall the rhubarb chunks and apples into a large bowl and mix with spices and sugar until every chunk is well coated.
Divide into two small baking dishes, cover with aluminum foil and bake for around 45 minutes.
Step 3. How to make the almond crust?
While the rhubarb and apples are baking in the oven, make the almond meal crumble or crust. I do say it differently each time.
The almond crust is one of the easiest steps of this recipe. You’ll need almond meal (grounded almonds), melted butter, and golden sugar. Just melt the unsalted butter in the microwave and mix the three ingredients until well combined. Et voilà! You did it. You now prepared a gluten-free and healthy crumble for your dessert.
Step 4. The apple and rhubarb almond crumble is almost ready
When the apples and rhubarb are soft and ready, take them out of the oven. Spread the almond crumble over until the fruits are completely covered.
Bake for another 15 minutes, or until the crumble is golden-brown and a nice crust forms.
- Try serving it with my delicious vanilla sauce made from single cream and vanilla extract. The sauce is so simple, yet it goes amazingly well with the apple and rhubarb crumble recipe.
- Add a few leaves of fresh mint. The mint leaves bring a nice flavor and more freshness to the recipe, making it even yummier.
- You may also try serving it with Greek yogurt and even ice cream.
- Serve this dessert either warm or cold. It’s delicious either way.
Other desserts with ground almonds:
- Dark Chocolate Homemade Brownies with Almond Meal
- 400 g of Rhubarb (3 rhubarb stalks)
- 4 Apples (medium)
- 100 g of Sugar
- 100g of Almond meal (ground almonds)
- 30 g of Butter (melted)
- 1 tsp of Cinnamon
- 1 tsp of Ginger (ground)
- Optional: vanilla sauce made of 50 g of single cream and one tablespoon of vanilla extract; fresh mint leaves
1. Start with preparing the ingredients.
Washed and peel (this is optional) the rhubarb, and chop it into small chunks. Next, take four apples (I use Braeburn apples for this recipe), wash, peel with the help of a vegetable peeler, cut in half, and remove the cores. Chop into small pieces, same as the rhubarb.
2. Place the chopped fruits into a large bowl, add 50 grams of sugar, one teaspoon of cinnamon, and one of ginger. Mix well until every piece of fruit is coated with spices.
3. Divide between two small to medium baking dishes. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes at 180 °C / 350 °F.
4. Meanwhile, prepare the almond crumble. Mix 30 grams of melted unsalted butter with 100 grams of ground almonds and 50 g of sugar until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
5. When the rhubarb and apples are soft, take them out of the oven. Spread the almond crumble over until fully covered, and place the baking dishes back into the oven. Bake for another 15 minutes, or until the crumble is golden-brown and a nice crust forms.
6. Serve with this apple and rhubarb crumble with Greek yogurt, ice cream, or this vanilla sauce made of 50 g of single cream and 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract. You may substitute the single cream with heavy cream or liquid whipping cream. Add a few fresh mint leaves for a touch of flavor and more freshness.
- This is an extra-large dessert. As such, it can be easily transformed into 4 servings.
Nutrition per Serving
*Important: All the nutrition values are based on McCance and Widdowson’s ‘composition of foods on the nutrient content of the UK food supply, thus may differ from your products. The nutrition label is purely informative. I’m a not certified nutritionist.Did You Make This Recipe?Show your masterpiece to the world, tag
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